#bikepunk; mutual aid; disaster relief
Bicycle-powered relief efforts are environmentally friendly and easy to replicate and don’t require highly skilled cyclists as Green Map notes in its Bike Ready guide: Even walking bikes loaded with supplies can be helpful in an emergency.
#BikeReady: How cyclists in NYC are delivering disaster aid https://www.shareable.net/bikeready-how-cyclists-in-nyc-are-delivering-disaster-aid/
Poll about Solarpunk Wallflowers
Thinking of writing an article about what to do about us solarpunk wallflowers. Specifically, how do we fit into a more communally-focused world without being overwhelmed?
How do y'all identify?
[This is super scientific, and these are the only possible options, I know. LOL]
We’re social beings, that’s not a controversial fact. From the bedrock of human civilization as hunter-gatherers, there was food sharing based on pragmatic but also social needs but then even beyond that, in agricultural societies, where the notion of gleaning the crops and working with others in informal ways allowed people who were hungry to eat.
What’s interesting to us is how persistent some aspects of this are, despite the increasing commodification of food as a commercial product, and the individualization of society, in the way we live now.
Q&A with Anna Davies, project lead for the ShareCity project https://www.shareable.net/qa-with-anna-davies-project-lead-for-the-sharecity-project/
Living with others isn’t just for college roommates anymore. Collaborative housing is a great option for anyone who wants to live in community — whether young or old, married or single, with or without children. It can be a great option for people seeking a way to save money, but it’s also a great way to make sure your living situation aligns with your values, if community and support are important to you. If you’re wondering whether collaborative housing is right for you, read on to learn more about it.
Is collaborative housing right for you? https://www.shareable.net/is-collaborative-housing-right-for-you/
Asking for money help
unfortunately i didn't meet my goal for rent, we're still about $300 short
i'm hoping the landlord dude will be okay with me giving it to him a smidge late after just having paid them the huge chunk we owed them from earlier
if you can help, you can send money to:
Despite all of these challenges, the fight has helped to rekindle a sense of native pride and has mobilized global support from students and faculty urging universities to pull support for the TMT. Indigenous groups across the United States areprotesting in solidarity, and the Spanish Government has even offered the immediate construction of the telescope on the Canary Islands instead, which has the same desirable attributes for a telescope site as Maunakea. On Change.org, over 46,000 people have called for the resignation of Governor Ige. Across the world, we are seeing indigenous people fight back against the US empire and, if Puerto Rico is any signifier, there are many more victories to come.
The Struggle for Hawaiian Decolonization Erupts to Protect Maunakea http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/c4ss/~3/0dIxpebVzmg/52312
solidarity posters/free downloads
CrimethInc just produced a series of #SolidarityPosters in English and Spanish for everyone under attack and It'sGoingDown has them for free download.
imaginary conversation with a not-so-imaginary hypothetical ableist NT:
NT: *blathers on about how everything is our fault, while emanting neurotypical social cues from every pore and crevice*
us: you realize we're disabled, right?
NT: what...what do you mean.
us: what i mean is that expecting an autistic person to understand whatever it is you're going on about, understand it fully on your terms, and be able to act on it successfully with zero support, is about as likely as someone in a wheelchair learning how to fly.
NT: ...oh. i never thought about it like that.
~ or ~
NT: you mean, like, in a plane?
~ or ~
NT: lol, that's not true
us: *glares* yes it is
RE: a guide to walking barefoot
Before you mentioned this, shoes were in that category for me, so thanks for opening up my window of possibility 😁
That said, sadly I don't know anything about making shoes. I will think about making my own huaraches.
RE: a guide to walking barefoot
@phred @root @kingannoy @anarchiv
Does anyone have *good* links to hand for making barefoot/minimalist **shoes** (not sandals), please?
The reason I'm asking is because my first few searches have turned up trash, "make-it-in-five-minutes" stuff. Also I *like* making things occasionally and it gives an excuse for the half-ton or so of tools I own.
Bear in mind; links to purchase said objects are already in-thread, I've already seen them, no need to point to them again.
It's sad I have to request this, but; *please* don't go off on some tangent about whether it's a good idea or not. **Please**. If the guide is a decent guide to making decent shoes, then I can do my own cost/benefit analysis. If **you** weren't intending on doing that, than that request isn't aimed at you, but in my experience, some fucking jobsworth always **does**.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.